Durham University

Durham University

Music (Composition)

Research areas include: composition and artificial intelligence; the history and practice of electro-acoustic composition; acoustic composition.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the MMus by composition include an upper 2nd Class degree in music or a relevant area of study; entry requirements for the PhD by composition include a Master's degree in a relevant area of study; if applicants do not have this they may be admitted to a Master's programme in the 1st instance, with the possibility of upgrading to full PhD status for the 2nd and 3rd year of the programme; English language requirements include an IELTS of 7.0 with no element below 6.5.

Assessment methods

Composition portfolio for the MMus (comp) should be 60 minutes duration with a 12,000-word commentary and provides the opportunity for potential progression to PhD; the composition portfolio for the PhD should be 90 minutes duration with a 20,000 word commentary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
MMus (Comp) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MMus (Comp) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MMus (Comp) Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MMus (Comp) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MMus (Comp) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MMus (Comp) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MMus (Comp) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MMus (Comp) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MMus (Comp) Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MMus (Comp) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MMus (Comp) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MMus (Comp) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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